You can find Rhonda’s Artworks at the following places:
Armisteads Picture Framing & Gallery
43 B Wyrallah Road Lismore 2480
AGRA Galleries (Aust. Guild Realist Artists)
1 Inglesby Rd, Camberwell Vic. 3124
Art Aspects Gallery
104 Woodlark Street Lismore 2480
Fitzroy Etching Presses
236-248 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy Vic 3065
Rhonda Armistead is a contemporary Artist from Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia and a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and the 2012 Caldera Arts, Regional Biodiversity Fellowship Recipient.
Mediums include, Oils and Acrylics on Canvas, Reduction Plate Lino Prints, Etchings on Acrylic Plates, Drawings, Sketches in Pencil and Charcoal and Fine Line Pen.
Commonly, she explores the intrinsic biodiversity and nature studies of the Region along with expressive portraiture and dramatic combinations of both, usually with an underlying message encapsulated within the symbolism and aesthetic of the work.
Rhonda teaches Painting Classes at her studio.
Rhonda has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions over the past 15 years and worked on many commissioned works.
Rhonda has been curating the Lismore Café Trail exhibitions for the past 8 years, supporting and encouraging local emerging Artists of the Region.
Her paintings, drawings and prints are held in Private and Corporate collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, Nepal, America and Japan.
2001 – 2003 Fine Art Painting & Drawing and Printmaking at Lismore TAFE https://www.tafensw.edu.au/course-areas/art-and-design-courses
- End of Year Exhibition at Lismore TAFE
- “Where the Rivers Meet the Artists” Exhibition The Channon Gallery
2003 Graduate Exhibition Lismore TAFE
2004 Coraki Tea Tree Art Prize “Kristie Lea” Portrait. Popular Choice
2004 Commissioned to paint murals in the Drake Hotel. Drake NSW by B & D Crane Licencees
2005 Coraki Art Prize “Waiting in the Wings” Highly Commended
2006 Coraki Art Prize “Out of the Woods” Highly Commended
- Christmas Artists Show – Armisteads Gallery
2007 Country Energy Art Prize Dubbo Regional Gallery Employees Choice Award
2007 Exhibition with Kristine Ubergang At Armistead’s Gallery “Uncontrollable Beauty”
2007 Commission for 2 contemporary paintings. Wayne Franklin – Rous Water. “Ebb & Flow” & “Frangipannis”
2007 Countryscapes Exhibition The Gunnery, Woolloomooloo Sydney Finalist
2007 Group Show – Art Aspects Gallery
2007 Commissioned to paint 7 works for Lismore City Council Offices Collection
2008 Judge – TAFE NSW Regional Art Prize – (Combined TAFES from Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour)
2009 Group show in Serpentine Gallery – “Women of the World Exhibition”
2009 Invited to paint 2 local Landscape Paintings for The Byron Fine Art Gallery – Byron Bay
2009 Group Exhibition Byron Fine Art Gallery
2009 Designed book cover for Peter Mitchell’s Poetry Book “The Scarlet Moment”
2009 Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize
2009 Printmakers Group Show – Blue Knob Gallery – Nimbin
2009 Group show – Nimbin Arts Fair
2009 Judge – TAFE NSW Student Assoc. 2009 Finals & Regional Art Prize
2009 Commissioned Painting – Nimbin Rocks
2010 Completed portrait of Thomas George MP
2010 Invited to sit on Selection Board for Teachers of NSW TAFE – Arts Dept.
2011 “Home Below the Falls”. Selected for Caldera Artfest -Murwillumbah Civic Centre
2011 “Home Below the Falls”. Selected for Caldera Art at O’Reilly’s – Canungra.
2011 Judge – TAFE NSW Regional Art Prize _ Selection for (Combined TAFE s from Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour)
2011 Research Fellowship Recipient – Caldera Arts Festival & Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority.
2011 Solo Exhibition – Lismore Regional Gallery – “Waterfalls of Nth NSW”
2012 Fellowship Exhibition – Caldera Arts Festival “Waterfalls & Vanishing Species”
2012 Group Show – “Scarlet” Serpentine Community Gallery
2012 Group Show – Nimbin Spring Arts
2012 Caldera Fellowship Exhibition – Roxy Gallery – Kyogle
2012 Judge – Lismore TAFE Acquisitive Prize
2012 Small Right – Big Changes Inc.
2012 Logo design, poster design & Event poster design for International Event
2012 Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize
2012 Colour In Your Life – TV Show – April Art Prize Winner
2012 Finalist – Northern Rivers Portrait Prize
2012 2nd Prize Northern Rivers Portrait Prize – Work purchased by PHILLIP BACON Galleries for Lismore Reg. Gallery permanent collection.
2013 “Scarlet” Exhibition – group show – Serpentine Gallery
2013 Finalist – Caldera Art Prize.
2013 Group Show – Byron Art Space
2013 Judge – Lismore TAFE Annual Student Art Prize.
2013 Caldera Art Exhibition – Murwillumbah.
2014 Tweed River Festival Exhibition – Murwillumbah Visitor Information Centre.
2014 Group Show Nimbin Spring Arts
2014 Caldera Art Exhibition – Tweed Regional Gallery. Finalist.
2014 Judge – Lismore TAFE Annual Student Art Prize.
2014 Group Show – Nimbin Spring Arts Fair
2014 Finalist – Art Prizes 2015 Calendar (with permissions asked and given to use the work in future publications)
2014 Abstract featured in Paint My Photo Magazine Issue 12.
2015 Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize.
2015 Judge – Serpentine Community Gallery Annual Art Prize
2015 Judge – Lismore TAFE Annual Student Art Prize.
2015 Finalist – Caldera Art Exhibition
2016 Filmed for Colour In Your Life TV Documentary Show
2016 Finalist – Border Art Prize. Tweed Regional Gallery
2016 Judge – Bentley Art Prize.
2016 Judge – North Coast National Art Prize
2016 Judge – Tropical Fruits Annual Art Prize
2016 Speaker – 10th Anniversay – Serpentine Community Gallery
2016 Group CIYL Exhibition – Hillier & Skuse Galleries, Bundall, Gold Coast
2017 Solo Show – Australian Guild of Realist Artists Galleries, Melbourne
2017 Judge – Tropical Fruits Art Prize
2017 1st Prize – Tursa Art Prize – Seascapes Division
2018 Judge – GO Art Prize Grafton
2018 Judge – Casino Beef Week Art Prize
2018 Bluethumb – Featured Artist